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Let every LIFE shine 

RE-EXPERIENCE BIRTH with this planetarium program

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This program fully utilizes the benefits of the planetarium dome to not only see but to experience the miracle of the universe and our lives.

​Navigated by 
Masahiko Hashimoto

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LIFE Exhibition

- Warmth I Remember 

World Heritage Site Koyasan

Koyasan, World Heritage Site

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Keio University Dr. Yasue Mitsukura × LIFE life
​Joint research begins
The collaborative research begins

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The activity of LIFE will be introduced in the promotional video for the Expo to BIE member countries from the Japanese government at the Japan International Exposition.

The activity of LIFE will be introduced in the promotional video for the Expo to BIE member countries from the Japanese government at the Japan International Exposition.

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Our life, born from the universe.

Following its trajectory,

we will be healed by tears of

unprecedented emotion.

作品紹介
01

Re-experience birth. 

Why? What does it mean to

“re-experience birth” at planetarium?

The space of the planetarium

theatre gives sense of comfort.

That is because we all have felt it before

and is engraved deeply in our memories.

 

The warmth and sense of security

That takes us back to

when we were in our mother’s womb.

The theatre’s 360 degrees screen completely envelopes you

in the film creating the perfect space to recreate the warmth

and sense of security we felt in our mother’s womb. ​

 

In this program,

we travel from the birth of the universe,

to the birth of our lives to acknowledge we are all part of

the same universe.

02

Experience the mystery of life

The live-action photographs taken by world-renowned photographer Lennart Nilsson are projected.

*The white star-like objects around it are not composite but real.

Lennart Nilsson, a prominent scientific photographer

with an unparalleled career as a photojournalist in Sweden.

He has reached his own unique realm as an educator with a camera,

referred to as the "Renaissance man of the 20th century" and

compared to the universal genius Leonardo da Vinci.

Lennart Nilsson holds honorary doctorates in medicine and philosophy,

and has been awarded the title of professor and a gold medal

from the government, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences,

and the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

He became the first recipient of the Hasselblad International

Photography Prize in 1980, received the title of "Master of Photography,"

and has won awards from the World Press Photo and the Emmy Awards

for television's Academy Awards for his film works three times.

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©Lennart Nilsson

Live-action footage of a fetus shot in the 1960s

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We are made of starstuff. 

The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars.

We are made of starstuff.”

 

An American astronomer Carl Sagan left this famous quote.  

 

 Have you ever thought that you are made of starstuff?

If we are the stars, the universe is our mother.

This planetarium program showcases the connections between the universe and ourselves focusing on both macro and micro. 

For children and their parents to learn about the miracle of being born into and as a part of the universe and how precious and

amazing our own lives are.

04

Recall the miracle of your birth

It is a problem the society is facing there are children

without dreams

Children have low self-esteem is on increase.

The purpose of this program is to really believe in themselves, acknowledge that we are all born to be loved and our whole existence begins with complete acceptance. 

We are determined to deliver this program to all

who need this important message. 

Our mission is to creates an opportunity

 to experience the greatness of life 

at the planetarium all over the world for world peace.

 

We are looking for friends to cooperate 

with in order to realize the mission.

TRAILER
The song "Nukumori no Kioku," which flows in LIFE®i-nochi, has been certified as a "Children's Welfare Cultural Asset" recommended by the Social Security Council of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare.
2020
世界プラネタリウム大会
​選定作品
It has been decided to screen it at the world's largest planetarium international conference. It was selected as one of the 20 works from numerous works gathered from all over the world.
2021
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フルドーム大会
​選定作品
Selected as a screening work at the largest fulldome festival in Europe.
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The "LIFE®︎i-nochi" project has been registered as a "co-creation challenge that we support" by the Osaka Tourism Bureau, a co-creation partner of Team Expo 2025.

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Kobo Daishi​As a commemorative work for the 1250th anniversary of Kukai's birth.
Dedicated to Kongobu-ji, the head temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect, a world heritage site.Click here for details

制作者

Filmmaker

​橋本昌彦

​Masahiko Hashimoto

artist
​An artist who aims to create a society full of vitality through the power of art, centered on music, in response to the various issues that occur on the earth.
Music activities that foster love between parents and children have become a hot topic, with people saying they are ``so moved to tears,'' and they have been featured on NHK's ``Asaichi'' program.
Received the Youth Power Award Youth Worker Supporter Award from the Japan Youth Leaders Association, a public interest incorporated foundation, which is given to outstanding educators.
The song ``Nukumori no Kioku'' was recognized as a ``Child Welfare Cultural Property'' by the Social Security Council of the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare.
Illustration: Yoshiaki Ha Poetry: Masahiko Hashimoto/Sayaka
Poetry and painting collection “Congratulations Otanjo ~What life’s encounters teach us” Published by Chuohoki Publishing
In 2018, we announced the program “LIFE®︎Life ~Re-Experiencing Being Born~” where you can experience being “born” at a planetarium.

 

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Director / Music / Narration:

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Planning / Producer

​橋本さやか

Sayaka Hashimoto
General Incorporated Association Feel&Sense CEO/producer

LIFE Life & Life Exhibition Creative Director & Producer

Executive Director, Asian Women Leaders Forum, General Incorporated Association

He serves as a producer, creative director, project designer, and lyricist for Feel&Sense's art production, which aims to connect people's hearts through the power of art and create a future society where diverse lives shine, transcending borders, generations, and races.

Book “Congratulations Otanjo - What life’s encounters teach us” (Chuohoki Publishing)

LIFEThe reason why life was born

It was the first time in ages to visit a planetarium theatre with my then 6 years old son, 1 year old daughter and my wife.  I had our daughter on my lap, looking at the stars on the screen in the darkness. It was so dark that I could not see her, but the warmth was certainly there. My eyes were filled with tears when I realized this incredible serendipity to have each other at this exact moment on the earth,as a part of universe. 

From that experience, the idea of making a program to “feel” the miracle and importance of our lives in this environment was born and grew into the form of “Re-experience birth”

 

From planning, producing, music…we did every steps by ourselves. We negotiated  with photographers and video production companies overseas. We feel incredibly fortunate to have met people who we respect through this program.  

We have become parents 8 years ago. We have been continuing the activities to heal the difficulties mothers and many people are facing. Everything we’ve felt and worked on over the years, is put together in this program.  

It is easy to get knowledge and facts from internet and YouTube these days, but we believe it is important to feel with your heart. 

We would like to deliver the experience to “feel” in planetarium space to as many people as possible. 

Celebrate the one and only you, a tiny drop in the infinite universe. 

I sincerely hope this program “LIFE” will help and encourage many people to shine beautifully.  

​Masahiko Hashimoto

 LIFE is a program that creates a ‘rebirth experience’. Using the domed space of the planetarium, which creates the feeling of being in a mother’s womb, the program shows the birth of the Universe and follows the trajectory from the birth of stars to the birth of life. This program shows how deeply our life is connected to the Universe and how wonderful life is. This program also projects a photograph of an embryo captured in a mother’s womb by world famous Swedish scientific photographer Lennart Nilsson in the 1960s. It is the first time in the world that this photograph has been shown in a planetarium. The image of the embryo captured by Nilsson looks like a photo of the Universe itself. This image is not a composite nor was it created with the use of computer graphics. One cannot but feel the wonder of life when viewing the image. The birth of the Universe and the birth of life themes in LIFE are complemented by the addition of beautiful and emotional songs written by director and artist Masahiko Hashimoto. 

This program has been screened in schools, medical facilities and has had an outdoor screening at the famous Shoshazan Engyoji Temple where parts of The Last Samurai were filmed. In February 2020 a film screen version of LIFE was presented at the ‘International Women’s Conference’ in India and received a standing ovation. In addition, a project called LIFE Orchestra will be realized in 2022. This project will show a screening of LIFE in which the songs recorded in the work will be performed live and will be accompanied by 100 orchestra members. Our aim is to provide an opportunity for people to recall how wonderful life is by screening the film all over the world. 

Project introduction

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LIFE×orchestra

Ultimate​Emotional experience
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LIFE x Japan’s sacred place
ART and enlightenment

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LIFE Exhibition
いのち展

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Koyasan Art Festival
​KOYASAN ART DAYS

LIFE WORLD PROJECT

Osaka and Kansai Expo 2025 Team Expo 2025 Co-creation Challenge.

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